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带间级联雷射光器(ICL)-量子级联雷射光器(QCL)--技术/市场趋势/应用(2021)

Interband & Quantum Cascade Lasers - Technologies, Market Trends and Applications (2021)

出版日期: | 出版商: TEMATYS - Exploration of Photonics Markets | 英文 249 Slides | 商品交期: 最快1-2个工作天内

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本报告考察了级联雷射光器的当前成熟度,并评估了它们在竞争激烈的市场环境中进一步发展的能力。

级联雷射光器是否会颠覆市场?

带间级联雷射光器 (ICL) - 量子级联雷射光器 (QCL) 在中红外区域提供相干和高功率辐射, 红外保护、高分辨率气体光谱、化学传感 > 是必不可少。

由于许多优点,级联雷射光器有望迅速成熟并在大容量应用中建立起来。特别是,由于ICL/QCL具有半导体特性,因此预计该技术将得到极大发展并变得更便宜,就像 LED/VCSEL 的情况一样。

但动态增长没有完全实现。雷射光器仍然很昂贵(每个几千美元),潜在的 "杀手级" 应用还没有出现。级联雷射光器主要用于利基应用。

原因不仅在于技术瓶颈,还有市场还没有准备好引入CL技术。客户非常保守,还有许多其他有竞争力的技术。但是,现在有更多的可能被采用

本报告深入探讨了阻碍级联激光技术传播的所有瓶颈。它还对2020-2026年进行了市场预测,描述了所有主要公司,并回答了最终是否会出现市场混乱的问题。

需要一个 "杀手级应用"

本报告采访的大部分ICL/QCL厂商认为,限制级联雷射光器大规模市场发展的主要瓶颈是缺乏 "杀手级应用" 。

到目前为止,ICL/QCL 已用于以下情况。

  • 当测量时间很重要时 - 应用了生产线中气体/液体(或等离子体)的遥测技术,旨在同时监测多种类型(燃烧过程、电厂废气......)
  • 当用其他公司的设备无法测量气体或物质时(NIR/SWIR 没有 NOx 吸收线、SOx 吸收线太弱、药物制造中的有毒气体......)
  • 用于防御(红外线保护、信标...)

然而,据报导,ICL/QCL 与其他光子源相比具有自己的竞争力。

  • 宽带雷射光振荡和出色的可调波长使一种技术能够研究不同类型的光。
  • 以窄线宽实现高分辨率。
  • 快速切换和短脉冲持续时间允许堆栈上和在线监控。
  • 无标签测量可实现原位、免维护、24/7 全天候运行。
  • 由于高光输出,实现了高信噪比。

这份报告不仅详细说明了为什么这些特性没有在市场上取得巨大成功,而且级联激光技术在未来几年最终会得到广泛应用。我们正在分析所有有前途的应用

多方面研究以找到这些行业: ICL/QCL 相关公司的商业和财务信息,雷射光传感市场近期并购概述,级联雷射光雷射光器 当前资助的项目调查欧盟和美国政府在该领域以及最近批准的专利修订已经对级联激光器市场的未来得出了明确的结论。

降低成本和尺寸

级联雷射光器在工业和环境应用中非常受欢迎,在这些应用中,可以对主要过程控制气体(如 CO、CO2、CH4、H2O、SOx、NOx 和污染物)进行高速在线和在线监测。此外,它已成为防务关系中最新对策系统不可或缺的一部分。但是,目前的情况是,其他分析器的引入并没有太大进展。

主要原因与成本和尺寸有关。截至2020年,平均容量约为75,000cm3,重量约为30-40kg。因此,CL 设备的小型化是 CL 系统广泛采用的一个基本要素。

本报告将 ICL/QCL 技术与主要竞争对手进行比较,以便为被调查公司绘制适当的市场情况。

ICL/QCL 源制造商上市

AdTech Optics, Alpes Lasers, Block Engineering, Daylight Solutions, Pendar Technologies, Hamamatsu Photonics, mirSense, Nanoplus GmbH, Pranalytica, IRGlare LLC, QuantaSpec, Thorlabs, Sumitomo Electric, Quantiox GmbH, Forward Photonics LLC, LD-PD INC, Intraband LLC、Sacher Lasertechnik、LongWave Photonics、Lytid、Akela Laser Corporation、VIGO System、Roithner Lasertechnik、U-Oplaz Technologies、Stratium Limited、IQE、Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global

基于ICL/QCL的设备供应商上市

RedShiftBio, Gasera, Bruker, Thermo Fisher, Emerson, Airoptic, Neoplas control, Northrop Grumman, LSE Monitors, Aerodyne Research, Physical Sciences Inc, Picarro, Quantared Technologies, Toshiba, Horiba, IRsweep, Eralytics, AP2E, AVL Emission Test Systems GmbH、LaserMaxDefence、Neo Monitors、Kittiwake Procal、Wavelengths Electronics、Diehl Defense、Los Gatos、Cemtek KVB-Enertec、Boreal Laser、Emsys Maritime Ltd、DiaMonTech AG、KNESTEL GmbH、Healthy Photon、MIRO Analytical Technologies AG、Leonardo DRS 等.

报告的主要特点

  • ICL/QCL 市场收入、来源级别、系统级别
  • 到 2026 年的市场预测
  • ICL/QCL 产品及其应用概述,按源级别,按设备(不包括太赫兹区域)
  • 基于 ICL/QCL 的设备与其他竞争系统的比较
  • 商业模式分析
  • 确定在大容量应用中广泛采用 ICL/QCL 的问题和瓶颈
  • 近期应用趋势回顾(专注于气体光谱)
  • 审查 ICL/QCL 有吸引力的申请

目录

执行摘要

第 1 章介绍

第 2 章级联雷射光的吸引力

  • 独特的功能
  • 美好的期望逐年增加
  • 竞争激烈的市场环境

第 3 章知名企业稳定增长市场

  • 市场数据
  • 预测
  • 解决鸡还是蛋的问题

第 4 章关于CL技术

  • CL 的工作原理
  • QCL
  • ICL
  • QCL 与 ICL
  • 技术竞赛
  • 系统组件

第 5 章关于应用程序

  • 形势与竞争
  • 技术
  • 段描述:
    • 行业
    • 安全/安全
    • 防御
    • 环境
    • 医疗
    • 运输

第 6 章结论

第 7 章附录

第 8 章关于 TEMATYS

目录

Enthusiastic forecasts for the broad adoption of Interband and Quantum Cascade Lasers have not fully materialized in the recent years. The following market study investigates the current maturity of Cascade Lasers and evaluate their capabilities for further growth in a competitive market environment.

Will Cascade Lasers finally cause a market disruption?

Interband and Quantum Cascade Lasers (ICLs and QCLs) offer coherent and high power radiation in the mid-infrared range, which is crucial for infrared countermeasures, high-resolution gas spectroscopy and chemical sensing.

Due to many advantages, Cascade Lasers were expected to mature quickly and to settle in large volume applications. Especially the semiconductor nature of ICLs and QCLs gave hope to make this technology largely scalable and cheap, as it happened with LEDs and VCSELs in the past.

Dynamic growth have not fully materialized in the last years. The price of lasers still remains high (around few thousand dollars per piece), and the potentially "killer" applications have not come yet. Cascade Lasers can be mainly found in niche applications.

The reason for that lies both in the technical bottlenecks, but also in the market which has not been ready to implement CL technology. The customers were very conservative and there were many other competitive techniques to choose from. Now the perspectives for adoption are brighter.

All bottlenecks preventing the wider use of Cascade Laser technologies are deeply discussed in this Report. The study provides market forecasts from 2020 to 2026 and also describes all main players to answer the question if the market disruption can finally occur.

The need for "killer application"

Most of the ICL and QCL manufacturers interviewed for the purpose of this Report claim that the main bottleneck limiting a large Cascade Lasers market opening is lack of "killer application". In their shared opinion the technological constraints are not as meaningful as the lack of big player that could incorporate Cascade Lasers in high volume sensors.

So far, ICLs and QCLs have been used in the following cases:

  • When time of the measurement is crucial - then remote measurement of gas/ liquids (or plasma) in the process line is applied, aiming at monitoring few species at once (combustion processes, power plant emission...).
  • When there is no other way to measure gases or substances using competitive equipment (lack of absorption lines in NIR/SWIR for NOx or too weak for SOx, toxic gases in pharmaceutics production...)
  • In defense (infrared countermeasures, beacons...).

However, it has been reported that the ICLs and QCLs stand out from other photonic sources by their unique competitive advantages:

  • Broadband lasing and good tunability allow to investigate different species using only one technology.
  • Narrow linewidth provides high resolution.
  • Fast switching as well as short pulse duration enable on-stack and on-line monitoring.
  • Label-free measurement offers in-situ, maintenance-free and 24/7 operation.
  • High optical power results in significant signal-to-noise ratio.

This report not only details why these features have not translated into large market success but also analyzes all promising applications that could finally make Cascade Laser technology widely used in the next years.

Many aspects have been studied to find these sectors: business and financial information of ICL- and QCL-related companies, overview of recent mergers and acquisitions on the laser and sensing market, examination of currently funded projects by the EU and US government in the field of Cascade Lasers and lasers, and revision of recently acknowledged patents. This allowed to draw a clear conclusions for the future of Cascade Lasers market.

Cost and size reduction

Cascade Lasers has been very well adopted in Industrial and Environment applications where they can offer fast in-line and on-line monitoring of main process control and pollution gases: CO, CO2, CH4, H2O, SOx, NOx etc. They are also vital in Defense use serving for modern countermeasure systems. However, the adoption in other analyzers is not as wide.

The report shows that the main issue behind that was related to cost and size. Footprint and weight of CL instruments has not been really reduced in the past years. In 2020 the average volume was still about 75 000 cm3 and the weight around 30-40 kg. That is why miniaturization of CL instruments is likely to be an inherent part of the broader adoption of CL systems.

Thread posed by growing competition

Until Cascade Lasers were developed, the mainstream mid-IR solution for spectroscopic applications was either FT-IR, which utilizes an interferometer plus white light derived from ceramics/ tungsten, or dispersive infrared spectroscopy, in which a diffraction grating is used. Recently, an IR-based photoacoustic detection is getting more and more was popularity.

However, there are also other non-photonic analyzers that grow and pose new thread for CL-based solutions. These are: NIR TDLAS, NIR CRDS, NDIR, Raman, ChemFET, MOS, chromatography, mass spectroscopy, PID/FID, Paramagnetic Detectors (PMD), Chemiluminescence, Pellistor, and Electrochemical sensing. There are also methods using 2D imaging instead of single point detection, the most common being hyperspectral imaging.

This Report compares ICL and QCL technologies with main competition in order to draw a proper market landscape for all recipients of the study.

ICL and QCL sources manufacturers mentioned in the report:

AdTech Optics, Alpes Lasers, Block Engineering, Daylight Solutions, Pendar Technologies, Hamamatsu Photonics, mirSense, Nanoplus GmbH, Pranalytica, IRGlare LLC, QuantaSpec, Thorlabs, Sumitomo Electric, Quantiox GmbH, Forward Photonics LLC, LD-PD INC, Intraband LLC, Sacher Lasertechnik, LongWave Photonics, Lytid, Akela Laser Corporation, VIGO System, Roithner Lasertechnik, U-Oplaz Technologies, Stratium Limited, IQE, Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global.

Providers of ICL and QCL-based equipment mentioned in the report:

RedShiftBio, Gasera, Bruker, Thermo Fisher, Emerson, Airoptic, Neoplas control, Northrop Grumman, LSE Monitors, Aerodyne Research, Physical Sciences Inc, Picarro, Quantared Technologies, Toshiba, Horiba, IRsweep, Eralytics, AP2E, AVL Emission Test Systems GmbH, LaserMaxDefence, Neo Monitors, Kittiwake Procal, Wavelengths Electronics, Diehl Defence, Los Gatos, Cemtek KVB-Enertec, Boreal Laser, Emsys Maritime Ltd, DiaMonTech AG, KNESTEL GmbH, Healthy Photon, MIRO Analytical Technologies AG, Leonardo DRS and many more.

Key Features of the report:

  • Revenues of the ICLs and QCLs markets at the level of sources and systems
  • Market forecasts up to 2026
  • Comprehensive overview of ICL and QCL products and their applications at the level of sources and equipment (excluding THz range)
  • Comparison of ICL and QCL-based equipment with the other competitive systems
  • Business models analysis
  • Identification of challenges and bottlenecks for the broader adoption of ICLs and QCLs in large volume applications
  • Review of the recent application trends (with the focus on gas spectroscopy)
  • Review of potentially attractive applications for ICLs and QCLs

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

1. Introduction

  • Study goals and objectives
  • Information sources and methodology
  • Scope of the report
  • Glossary
  • Definitions
  • List of companies mentioned in the report

2. The charm of Cascade Lasers

  • Inherent features
  • Large expectations growing throughout the years
  • Competitive market environment

3. Steadily growing market with well known players

  • Market data
  • Forecasts
  • Solving the chicken and egg problem

4. About CL technology

  • How do CLs work
  • QCLs
  • ICLs
  • QCLs vs. ICLs
  • Technological competition
  • Components for systems

5. About applications

  • Landscape and competition
  • Techniques
  • Segment description:
    • Industry
    • Security & Safety
    • Defense
    • Environment
    • Healthcare
    • Transports

6. Conclusions

7. Appendices

8. About TEMATYS